Virtual Conference

ESG in 

Driving Responsible and Sustainable Investing

This conference has already taken place but the full recording 
can be ordered from our Information Centre

  • Date & Time
    9th Dec 2020
    10:00 - 16.30 (GMT)

Conference Overview

Pension schemes, trustees and the market as a whole are facing increasing pressure to consider ESG factors in their investment decisions – this has been influenced by both regulatory changes as well as member preferences for sustainable investing.

As well as affecting the businesses of many pension scheme sponsors, climate change is expected to have a significant impact on pension schemes’ assets and returns for savers, both through the risks of a warmer planet, and the transition to a lower-carbon economy.

Currently the DWP has made it mandatory for larger schemes with assets over £5 billion to disclose their climate change strategies but this is likely to pave the way for all pension schemes and the industry as a whole to consider incorporating ESG and improve market practices.

This virtual conference will debate and guide you through this with: regulatory updates from The Pensions Regulator and Financial Reporting Council on climate risk disclosure requirements; industry experts on balancing risk and return with ESG compliant investment strategies; and case studies from schemes that are actively incorporating sustainable investing, whilst improving shareholder engagement and stewardship. With dedicated sessions on:

  • How sustainable investing can be used to reduce climate risks
  • An update on reporting standards for climate risks for pensions and asset owners
  • How investment and disclosure regulations can be used to drive the pensions market forward
  • Integrating ESG in default funds
  • Case Studies on shareholder engagement and stewardship
  • Balancing risk and return on adopting a sustainable investment strategy
  • How the pensions industry can benefit from an impact investing approach

For further details please request the brochure.

The event will include senior representatives from:


The conference will be delivered via the Zoom webinar platform. To minimise the risk of technical disruption and deliver high quality transmission, speakers’ presentations will, where possible, be pre-recorded a few days before the event and broadcast on the day of the conference. Q&A with the speakers will be live, with questions submitted in writing via the Slido app and relayed to speakers by the Chairman.

The conference will begin at 10am and is scheduled to close at approximately 4.30pm (GMT). There will be breaks throughout the day, enabling delegates to refresh and refocus and any sessions missed can be viewed on demand soon after the conference (subject to availability).

Ticket Options

Standard delegate registration(s) which includes access to the live online conference and on-demand access to the available content after the event (downloadable from a few days after the conference date).
£275 + VAT at 20% £55 each Total £330 per person

Multiple registrations as for standard registration where 3 or more delegates from the same company are booked at the same time (names can be advised later).
£240 + VAT at 20% £48 each Total £288 per person

Trustee and scheme sponsor registration(s) as for standard registration but reduced price available at the discretion of the organisers.
For details please telephone 020 7582 6516

To register please click the REGISTER NOW button.

Terms of Payment. The full fee becomes payable on registration and should be paid prior to the event. Terms of business are in accordance with the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act.

Payment Methods.  The preferred method of payment is bank to bank transfer but we also accept card payments and cheques made payable to Westminster and City Programmes.

Cancellations, in writing only, received and acknowledged 14 clear days prior to an event are subject to a 10% cancellation fee. Registrations or cancellations made within the 14 day period prior to an event are payable in full in all circumstances.

Substitutions. There is no extra charge for substitutions as long as we are notified before the conference starts and any replacement is from the same company. Substitutions for part of the conference only are not possible.

No Sharing or Splitting. Each registration applies to one named person only. Registrations cannot be shared or split between different people even if they are present for different parts of the day.

Non-Appearance on the day is chargeable, whether or not the invoice has been paid.

Programme Changes. Every effort is made to keep to the published programme but occasionally speaker, venue or timetable changes are unavoidable. The right to change arrangements without liability is reserved and no liability is accepted for consequential loss.